Tubi TV


TBI Weekly: Old vs. new money face off for unscripted

A wealth of shiny digital entrants may well suggest TV is currently a supplier’s market, but this week’s Realscreen Summit has been an invaluable reminder that sustainable business models in the unscripted world are still lacking, particularly as stalwarts such as Discovery and Nat Geo endure major upheaval.   “Old money” cable networks and broadcasters […]

TBI Weekly: AVOD, branding and ‘You’ discussion dominates NATPE

The aftermath of rampant consolidation was in the spotlight at this week’s NATPE market, where the uptick in AVOD models, rights ownership and branding à la Netflix-Lifetime hit You dominated the discussion. Steven Cahall, senior analyst with RBC Capital Markets, said it best early on in the week: “If you don’t work for the four […]

Tubi TV raises US$20 million in funding

Ad-supported video-on-demand service, Tubi TV, has raised US$20 million in Series B funding. ‘Expansion stage’ venture firm Jump Capital led the round, with participation also coming from new investor Danhua Capital and return backers Cota Capital and Foundation Capital. The Wall Street Journal first reported news of the financing, which was confirmed on Twitter by Tubi […]

Exec upped as Lionsgate eyes global SVOD deals

Lionsgate Entertainment has promoted Agapy Kapouranis to the post of executive VP, global SVOD. Among her key duties will be assessing whether individual programme sales should be made as global SVOD deals – primarily with Netflix – or on a markey-by-market, case-by-case basis. She will report to Lionsgate executive VP, North American TV and SVOD […]

MGM, Lionsgate buy into free VOD service

US studios Lionsgate Entertainment and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer have taken equity stakes in ad-supported VOD service Tubi TV. The agreement means both studios will now supply movies to the adRise-owned service, which is currently only available in the US but soon hits Canada through a recent deal with Blue Ant Media. Feature films confirmed include Midnight Cowboy, […]

Blue Ant brings OTT service to Canada

Toronto-based Blue Ant Media is bringing a content and advertising OTT platform to Canada. Blue Ant, which produces, broadcats and distributes, has partnered with VOD app developer adRise to launch Tubi TV locally. adRise launched Tubi TV, which is a free, ad-supported streaming service, in the US last year. The platform debuted with 20,000 licensed […]

Tubi TV enlarges US VOD offerings

A new US video-on-demand service, Tubi TV, has launched on platforms including the Amazon Fire TV and Roku. Microsoft’s game platform Xbox 360 will also carry the service, which comes from adRise, a connected TV content distribution firm based in San Francisco that works with companies such as Discovery Communications and ITV. Tubi boasts it […]